It was a beautiful day in Aruba:
…after a rather unsettled start to the day. It rained!! Annual precipitation in Aruba historically is ridiculously low; however, in the past few years, I do believe it’s been rainier than it used to be.
But, rainy skies lead to sights like this:
I did not win at BINGO.
But I came mighty close: on the first game, either I-16 or I-21 would have won me $97.oo U.S.!!
DAD!!! I totally know why I have not had a BINGO win yet!! Because I have forgotten about thumping our lucky Pier Post! So I rectified that situation this aft:
By 9:30 a.m. the sky was back to clear, and the sun was shining. I stuck with my pre-determined Plan A for the day, and hit the beach!
Since I only wanted sun, I didn’t bother to search out a chickee. Good thing, because 9:30 a.m. is considered “late,” and I wouldn’t have much chance of finding even a back row chickee, if I had wanted one.
Rather, I just got a lounge chair and plopped it here:
The general etiquette for lounge chairs holds that one of the beach attendants will unlock a chair…
…and set it up for you, then you tip him for his efforts.
As luck would have it, there was ONE UNlocked chair sitting in the open, so I grabbed it! Hey, $1 NOT paid to a chair guy is a game of BINGO for me!
Tan progression photo-of-the-day:
I faced my chair to the sidewalk, away from the beach view, so that I could people watch and have the sun on my face! (Cut me some slack, after today I have but THREE full Aruba days left!).
My morning passed like this: I’d read a chapter of my book (down to <20 pages to go!), take a dip in the ocean, go back to my chair and read another chapter…time flew.
I think I saw Paul, Mary and Lisa about six times today!
OK, so here’s the random philosophical question of the day for you. This was my deep thought process as I was tootling about in the ocean:
Is it OK to pee in the ocean (or a lake) or not?
Growing up, we always pee’d in Lake Huron or in Florida, when at the beach, our whole family. And full confession, I still do. (Aren’t you glad you’re not on vacation with me!!) Now, B, on the other hand, is thoroughly grossed out by the very idea (he doesn’t swim with me, or else I give him fair warning). Be assured: I would never #2 in the water. That’s REALLY disgusting. And I’d never pee in a pool. But the ocean is soooo big…I really don’t see the harm! Thoughts??!
Today was the first day I truly felt relaxed and on vacation.
Then, I completely lost Internet connection from noon – 4:30 p.m. and got very stressed out. I need to hit a RESTART button tomorrow!
So, I guess this is a good time to just say that while I plan to keep blogging every day, if a day passes sans mots, no worries, I likely am disconnected…but not by choice!
Plan for this eve: I might just stay in and relax! Hang in the lobby and people watch? Knit? Watch the sunset? I like the sounds of all those options!
Have a good evening!